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U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.

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Reuther story gets new addition

Will a new movie about the Reuther brothers tell the whole story?

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Bachmann and Santorum spark furor over slavery, "family values"

How much slack are voters likely to cut Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing a racist, gay-bashing "family values" pledge as they pandered to the bigots in their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination?

Exonerated political prisoner, Geronimo Pratt, dies in Tanzania

Geronimo Pratt, a former leader of the Black Panther Party falsely accused, then imprisoned for 27 years, died June 3 in Tanzania.

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Pete Seeger on youth, careers, and social movements

David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.

A Memorial Day massacre

The film was an on-the-scene report of what historians call "The Memorial Day Massacre," filmed by Paramount Pictures as it happened in Chicago in May 1937.

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Cinco de Mayo upsurge in heart of Texas

If the size of Mexican holidays can be measured by what happened in this suburb of Dallas on April 30, then we are going to see some real upsurge!

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We Are One on May Day

International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day

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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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Fort Mose: early marker in African American freedom movement

The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.

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